Grateful Dead Live at Nassau Coliseum on 1982-04-12
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
AUD>MC>DAT>CDR; via Paul; Seeded to etree by Glyde
- 2004-06-16 14:31:42
- Uniondale, NY
- Audience Recording
- Taped by
- Transferred by
- Nassau Coliseum
Subject: As Remembered
Subject: the lick from hell!!!!
Subject: great full Dead
Subject: Hey Now!
Subject: Sweet Peggy-O
Subject: Fave Spring 1982
The "Sugaree" is simply my favorite of all time and I'm amazed it doesn't get more recognition. Each of the three instrumental breaks are cohesive, wildly inventive and just plain bad-ass. Garcia seems to be in a weird "pixie"-type mode that another reviewer for the SBD source described as "sprightly". I know these are strange descriptions, but his guitar technique and attack is very light and flexible and is constantly shaping and responding to what the other members are bringing to the game. It's genius, really.
Phil does some exceptionally wild things during this show and is dropping bombs almost nonchalantly. This is captured very well on this audience recording in a year where the bass signal is a little too low. When I listen, there is distinct sense that the band is actually aware that they are kickin on all cosmic cylinders and there is a certain joy and abandon in mood. This seems especially evident in the szechuan (sweet and spicy) 'Uncle John's', the dazzling 'Other One' and the blazing 'Sugar Mags'. They are clearly on hypersonic overdrive.
Bobby's vocals on Estimated are terrific without being showboat. He singing in the first verse of 'The Other One' is completely unhinged. I loved it! This is followed by his bizarre vocal interruption between 'The Other One' verses letting the band know outloud that "I'm gonna sing it again" is testament to the forceful nature of the music raging behind him. No time to wait! He, in fact, sings the first verse AGAIN at the end of the instrumental break rather than the "Escapin' through the lily fields" verse. This mistake is so good-natured that it is easily forgotten and even endearing (I would've gotten lost in that TOO jam as well!).
At this peaking performance level the 'Stella' of course does not disappoint. It has a very unique instrumental intro that lasts almost two minutes before the "All the years combine" lyric even starts. This reminds me of those cool shows in the '74 era where they would just let things go and relax. It's really cool. Last note: Brent is the consumate professional in both keyboard prowess and vocal support throughout. The drummers are locked from the outset. Superb audience recording with great stereo dynamics equals 5-star performance and sound. 'Psychedelic' just barely manages to capture the glory of this one. At least for this old deadhead freak.
Subject: The Perfect Peggy O
FANTASTIC Mama>Mexicali. Usually not a highlight, but this cowboy duet just cooks!
Great show - Great recording.
Subject: Hot show
Subject: Better show than the 11th
Highlights of the 1st set are a fun Iko, a sweeeet Peggy-O, a sublime (if not very long) Birdsong and a great LL Rain>Deal. The real action is in the 2nd set - Awesome versions of Sugaree, Estimated and Stella are highlights. Oh yeah, and a rockin Satisfaction encore....Worthy of downloading folks.
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